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Viral documentary cites “meth epidemic” in Fresno; officials argue epidemic isn’t the right word

December 17, 2019


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  • Reply The Official Rukahs February 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

    First!

  • Reply FPOAK February 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    "Don't worry, there are parts of Tennessee that are even worse" should be Margaret Mims's next campaign slogan.

    Maybe Fresno County's expensive and hard-headed insistence on trying to solve addiction through law enforcement mechanisms is part of the problem. In the documentary, the needle exchange doctor says that what he's doing should be offered as a public health service rather than charity. I'd be interested to know if city and county officials agree.

    Also, the Vice reporter using the word "decriminalize" to describe how Prop 47 changed the law regarding meth possession is inaccurate and contributes to the many misconceptions about Prop 47. Meth possession hasn't been decriminalized—it's still a crime punishable by jail time.

  • Reply Anthony Marquez December 7, 2019 at 12:14 am

    why would you need meth labs in fresno when mexico is not far from here where a main drug hub in california and united states

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